BLEITZ, Donald Lewis

BLEITZ, Donald Lewis (1915-1986) [SS#550-03-7738], an engineer, bird photographer and former director of the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum.


Bleitz collected on:

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SAN MIGUEL ISLAND

1950 LACM birds


ISLAS CORONADOS
ISLAND COLLECTOR INSTITUTION DATE NUMBER SPECIMEN
Islas Coronados C. L. Hubbs SDNHM June 20, 1961 SDNHM-35481 Oceanodroma leucorhoa willetti Birds
Islas Coronados C. L. Hubbs & D. L. Belitz SDNHM June 30, 1961 SDNHM-30302 Oceanodroma leucorhoa willetti Birds
Islas Coronados C. L. Hubbs & D. L. Belitz SDNHM June 30, 1961 SDNHM-30303 Oceanodroma leucorhoa willetti Birds
Islas Coronados C. L. Hubbs & D. L. Belitz SDNHM June 30, 1961 SDNHM-30304 Oceanodroma leucorhoa willetti Birds



In the News~

June 28, 1986 [LAT]: "Donald L. Bleitz, who made a small fortune with one of Los Angeles' first fast-photo businesses but abandoned that enterprise more than four decades ago to concentrate on a lifetime fascination with bird photography, is dead at age 70. Bleitz, an engineer, author, ornithologist and inventor, died Monday at Good Samaritan Hospital of cancer. At his death he was researching two books on the birds of North and South America at his Hollywood home where he also maintained offices for the Bleitz Wildlife Foundation, an organization devoted to animal preservation and study that he founded in 1952.